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What is a “40”?

What is a “40”?

The term and slang “40” was popularized in Chicago, Illinois as a word referring to handguns and the gun’s caliber.

A 40 is any weapon (handgun) with a .40 caliber.

The term “40” has been used by Joe Trufant, RondoNumbaNine, Montana of 300 and many more rappers.

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